Geriatric medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people (60+years). It deals with health promotion, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability in older adults. The elderly are the most vulnerable people in our society next to children. As we age, our body becomes physically challenged/crippled, eyesight diminishes, hearing decreases, walking becomes an effort, tendency to fall increases and memory problems sets in. Medical condition in elderly people are commonly chronic, multiple and multifactorial. Reversible and treatable conditions are often under-diagnoised and under-treated in geriatric patients. Ahalia Diabetes Hospital provides a comprehensive geriatric assessment for the needy people. This includes :
- Medical assessment (visual, falls, memory, etc)
- Functional assessment
- Psychological screening
- Social/environmental assessment
- Poly pharmacy screening
The department is run by Dr.Siva Ganesh.K MBBS, MD (Geriatric Medicine),Diploma in Diabetology, MRCP(Internal Medicine)-London.